Mark David Buckles • Director of Music • email@example.com
Mark David Buckles, conductor, composer, music educator, and multi-instrumentalist, is a native of Beverly Hills, Michigan. Mark received his Masters of Music in Conducting at the Boston University College of Fine Arts and his Bachelors of Music in Composition from the University of Michigan School of Music.
Mark serves as Adjunct Professor of Music Theory at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and as Music Director Emeritus of Juventas, the acclaimed Boston-based New Music Ensemble dedicated to performing the works of young composers, which he co-founded in 2005.
In 2003 and 2005, Mark participated in the European American Music Alliance in Paris, where he received honors for his studies in counterpoint and harmony. Mark is also a 2006 graduate of the Conductors’ Institute at Bard College.
A prolific composer and arranger of choral, vocal, and instrumental music, Mark has received commissions from the University of Michigan Women’s Glee Club, the University of Michigan Honors Convocation, Miller College, and Dixboro United Methodist Church. His works have been performed and recorded by the University of Michigan Chamber Choir, the Boston Choral Ensemble, the Boston University Concert Chorus, the Saint Petersburg String Quartet, and various other ensembles.
Molly Wood • Collaborative Pianist • firstname.lastname@example.org
A resident of Nashua, Molly Wood frequently performs and teaches all over New Hampshire and the greater Boston area. She accompanies the Concord Chorale and the Merrimack Concert Association Chorus. She is in her fifth year of playing piano and organ at Arlington Street Church in Boston for the chorus and services. She also provides live piano accompaniment for southern New Hampshire dance schools, including the New England School of Dance and Dance Steps; she actively trained and played classes at the Boston Ballet School for three years. Along with her active performance schedule, she serves as an adjunct professor teaching piano and theory at Southern New Hampshire University. She also teaches piano and theory at the Nashua Community Music School.
For the past three years Molly has collaborated with Opera North in Lebanon, New Hampshire and Boston-based Opera To Go as an active part of school outreach tours. A frequent performer of new music, she served as rehearsal coach and performance pianist for four years for OperaHub and Guerilla Opera, Boston groups dedicated to performing new and accessible opera works. In the spring of 2008 she cofounded zradci, a new music ensemble dedicated to giving unique musical performances and experiences.
This past summer Molly toured Nashua with the Aliento Trio, collaborating with clarinetist Karen Luttik and cellist Dorothy Braker. She kicked off Southern New Hampshire University's performance series in a faculty recital with soprano Lindsay Rinaldi, presenting a musical journey through art song in a recital entitled "A Song for All Time."
In September of 2011 Molly, along with a singer and percussionist, joined forces to perform in a "French composer" themed recital tour. Over a five day period, they performed lecture recitals in Boston, Minneapolis and Chicago. During the fall of 2009, Molly participated in the Oxford Lieder Mastercourse held in Oxford, England. This week-long course combined daily masterclasses and live performances; she and her soprano partner Rebekah Alexander received a positive review about their "intelligent musicianship" in the Oxford University magazine.
Her festival participation includes staff pianist work during the summer of 2008 to the instrumental and vocal workshops of the internationally-acclaimed high school training festival Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI), staff pianist in 2007 for the flute and clarinet workshops at BUTI, vocal coaching for the Richard Crittenden Vocal Workshop in Boston, and pianist at SongFest, an art song program for singers and collaborative pianists at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Molly earned her Master of Music degree in collaborative piano from Boston University in 2008 as a student of Shiela Kibbe. While there she played keyboards in the Boston University Wind Ensemble and the Time's Arrow New Music Ensemble, and collaborated with student composers in premiers of chamber works. Molly holds a Bachelor's Degree in piano performance from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Molly's teachers include Shiela Kibbe, Robert Merfeld, Kate Boyd, Andrew Russo, Panayis Lyras and Sarah Gierzynski. She has participated in masterclasses with Malcolm Martineau, Roger Vignoles and Eugene Asti; she has coached under the direction of Martin Katz, Rudolf Jansen and Marvin Hamlisch as well as worked with composers John Harbison, Jake Heggie and Ricky Ian Gordon.
Glorivy Arroyo • Mezzo-Soprano • email@example.com
Ms. Arroyo is a frequent performer with Opera Boston, most recently performing the role of Dinah in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti. Recent engagements include her title role debut as Angelina in La cenerentola with Opera del West; Dorabella in Così fan tutte and Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor with Commonwealth Opera; the role of Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas with Metrowest Opera; a critically acclaimed tour of Rossini in concert, as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia; and with Opera Boston: Anna in Kurt Weill's Seven Deadly Sins, and Roggiero, opposite the esteemed Eva Podles, in Tancredi. After her successful performances in Die Zauberflöte and Roméo et Juliette with Opera New Jersey, she was asked to sing the role of Ruth in their touring production of The Pirates of Penzance during their 2007-2008 season. With Utah Opera, she debuted The Grapes of Wrath selections in concert and sang the role of Lolette in La Rondine with Metropolitan Opera director Michael Scarola, under the baton of Keith Lockhart. In 2007, Ms. Arroyo joined the Grammy-winning cast of Golijov's Ainadamar under the direction of Peter Sellars. Oratorio credits include works by Bach, Beethoven, Handel, and Haydn with Commonwealth Opera, Harvard Pro Musica and Mystic River Chorale. Upcoming performances include the role of Francisca in Maria Padilla with Opera Boston and Mozart’s Requiem with Harvard Pro Musica. Ms. Arroyo can be heard on BMOP’s world premiere recording of Foss’ Griffelkin, released on the Chandos label.
Jonathan Grey Price • Tenor • firstname.lastname@example.org
A Masters of Music candidate at Boston Conservatory, and a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), Jonathan Grey Price has been performing for most of his life. At the Boston Conservatory, Jonathan is excited to perform the role of Eddie Pensier in John Davies' new opera The Bremen Town Musicians, and the partial roles of Benedict in Berlioz's Beatrice et Benedict and Albert in Britten's Albert Herring this spring. Before coming to Boston Conservatory, Jonathan sang the role of Rapunzal's Prince in Crossroads Theatre Company's production of Into the Woods, a production that he also directed. While attending CCM, Jonathan played the Witch in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and the Armored Guard in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Jonathan is excited to be touring Germany this summer as a resident artist with the International Performing Arts Institute in Munich and Kiefersfelden.
Updated Septembers, 2012